illustration of a girl on a COVID planet looking a screen surrounded by other floating COVIDs from the article Kids in crisis: Inside Ontario’s overloaded mental-health system
TVO.org investigates what happens to youth when a strained mental-health system meets a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
a child looking loney holding a teddy bear from the article Helping kids express gratitude during a difficult time
TVOkids offers children a strategy for improving their mental health amid the pandemic.
a group of people sitting in front of a mural from the article ‘You’re a gift to this world’: How to support Indigenous kids’ mental health
TVO.org speaks with Nicole Ineese-Nash about Building Our Bundle — an online program that combines mental-health skills with Indigenous cultural teachings.
pink and yellow flowers, chocolates, a present, and a card reading
OPINION: Chocolate and flowers are no replacement for equal pay and affordable child care.

Most Recent in Mental Health Week

Published On: May 07, 2021
A review of our week of programming.
Published On: May 07, 2021
Eastern Ontario Hub journalist Marsha McLeod and TVO.org assistant editor Ashley Okwuosa discuss their deep dive into how children and youth across the province are faring in the pandemic.
Published On: May 06, 2021
How can people preserve their mental health with so much overwhelming bad news coming at them?
Published On: May 06, 2021
Children and teens are dealing with unprecedented anxiety, depression and other mental-health issues during the pandemic. How can they be helped?
Published On: May 05, 2021
What is being done in the province for the growing number of people who require mental-health support after more than a year of living in a pandemic?
Published On: May 05, 2021
A new study shows many people want to improve their mental health through exercise — but poor mental health is a barrier. So what’s the solution?
Published On: May 04, 2021
Mental-health leader Dr. David Goldbloom discusses his new book, "We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care."
Published On: May 04, 2021
From the 1940s to the ’60s, more than 1,000 Ontarians — mostly women — underwent brain surgery to treat mental illness. But the “bubble of enthusiasm” burst.
Published On: March 19, 2021
Zoom cooking sessions. Talent-not-required shows. Candid talks. In response to the pandemic, these youth groups went online to foster connection.
Published On: March 15, 2021
In Thunder Bay, police officers and crisis workers respond to mental-health calls together ­­– all part of an attempt to save time, promote de-escalation, and provide supports.
Published On: March 03, 2021
A mind-altering odyssey about one man's quest to prove a growing imbalance in our brains, and help us understand how this makes us increasingly unable to grapple with critical economic, environmental and social issues.
Published On: February 23, 2021
An examation of the promise and science of the currently banned drugs.
Published On: February 16, 2021
Filmed over four years in Nigeria, journalist Mellissa Fung meets several brave young women who have escaped imprisonment by Boko Haram and are now trying to rebuild their lives. Through their struggles, Fung comes to terms with her own past.
Published On: February 11, 2021
Donna Jackson Nakazawa discusses her book, "The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine."
Published On: January 20, 2021
TVO.org speaks with the politician about mental health, media representation — and what it means to be a public figure in a country that tried to destroy the Inuit way of life.
Published On: January 13, 2021
The Forbidden Reel tells the story of Afghanistan's fearless and visionary filmmakers and the Afghan Films Archive, which was nearly destroyed by the Taliban.
Published On: November 03, 2020
Forty years after sparking the notorious punk rock riot at Ontario Place, legendary Hamilton glamour-punk band Teenage Head is determined to enter the limelight once again.
Published On: September 09, 2020
OPINION: The hospitality industry is precarious in the best of times — and it will probably never be the same again. We need to take this opportunity to prioritize the physical and mental well-being of workers.